Windows strikes again

Seeing a Translink information kiosk die a horrible Windows-y death on the weekend, or at least require someone to find the boot volume, got me hoping that the Skytrain controls aren’t run on Windows. I don’t even trust my blogging to Microsoft, let alone my riding around in a metal tube at high speeds.

Not much of a point beyond that. I know everything in the world runs on Windows, and I don’t want to start an OS Holy War in the comments. Just thought it was funny to watch befuddled tourists standing around trying to get it to reboot using on a touch screen.

2 Comments so far

  1. Michael (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    This kind of stuff happens all the time. I have seen pictures of ATMs with blue screens. Really makes you feel good about using them, eh?

    This ATM in russia is using a prated version of windows, and is warning the windows user to activate their product. http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=485029758&size=o

    I still don’t understand why people would use windows for something as critical as an ATM.


  2. HZ (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

    When I was in grad school we had an ATM that crashed …some of the ubergeeks even managed to reboot it into windows and get windows media player to run as I recall. The scary thing was that it was made by Diebold, the same company that makes voting machines in the U.S. (and whose owner is a staunch Republican).



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